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Babes in the Woods (5) And then those pretty little babes Did wander up and down, And never more did see that man Approaching from the town. Their little lips with blackberries Were all besmeared and dyed And when the darksome night came on They set them down and cried. In each other's arms they died, Grim death did end their grief. Little Robin Redbreast pitiful-lie Covered them up with leaves. - that's in Sharp's English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. Unlike many of the tunes in the book there are no other variants. Sharp says the tune is in Chrisite's Traditional Ballad Airs and Chappell's Music of the Olden Times - a later source would be McGills Folk Songs of the Kentucky Mountains. LN oct99
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